Day: March 4, 2009

Birthday Musings for a March 4th

As the headline indicates, today is my birthday.  54 is a kind of nondescript age, as these things go.  Those bold enough to ask how old you are then respond with a rather weak “oh” when you say you’re 54.  Its not the big 5-0, so most people don’t expect life-changing reflections.  You’re also not 55, when you realize you are as close to 60 as to 50.   Those older than you say, “Ahh, to be 54 again.”  My colleagues in their 30s just give you that look that I use to give my parents and their friends. All that said, birthdays can be a great connection with friends.  That’s especially true now with the Internet.  Facebook doesn’t give you any excuse not to send a “friend” a birthday wish, as the little reminder that David has a birthday” stares at you all day.  So you get multiple “Happy Birthday’s” (or Feliz Cumpleanos! from one Argentine-born friend).  It has been suggested I head to spring training to celebrate (not a bad idea) and that I enjoy more …